USPS: PTSD semipostal stamp arrives Dec. 2

Healing PTSD, a semipostal stamp to raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, will be released Monday, Dec. 2. PTSD develops in some children and adults who have survived a traumatic event. The condition can be triggered by experiences such as a natural disaster, car accident, physical or sexual assault, abuse and combat,…

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USPS previews next year’s stamps

The Postal Service has announced some of its planned 2020 stamp releases. Here’s what’s coming: Year of the Rat, the first of 12 stamps in the Postal Service’s third Lunar New Year stamp series Made of Hearts, a continuation of the Postal Service’s tradition of stamps that celebrate love Gwen Ifill, the 43rd stamp in…

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USPS: Purple Heart Medal stamp dedicated

The Postal Service dedicated its Purple Heart Medal Stamp on Oct. 4. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president of the United States to members of the military who have been wounded or killed in action. By issuing the stamp, USPS wants to honor the sacrifices of the men and women…

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USPS: Semipostal stamp T-shirts available

Postal Service employees can order USPS-approved T-shirts to promote the Breast Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s semipostal stamps. Employees can order the shirts, at their own expense, from Tee Luv at tee-luv.com/collections/usps. Employees must enter this passcode when placing orders: usps2019. Each shirt sells for $13.99. Orders for the Breast Cancer Research shirts, available in pink…

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USPS OIG Report: Stamp Stock Accountability

Objective Our objective was to determine whether controls over unit reserve stamp stock accountability were adequately designed and operating effectively. We received a hotline allegation regarding suspicious fraudulent transactions involving stolen stamps from the North Kenner, LA, Station. An initial investigation confirmed that a Postal Service unit manager had access to large quantities of postage…

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USPS: 5 facts about women

To help mark Women’s History Month, here are some facts about women in the United States. 1. The United States has more women than men. There were 164 million women in the nation as of July 2016, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. By comparison, the number of men was…

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USPS: Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18

Presidents Day will be observed Monday, Feb. 18, this year. The annual observance traces its roots to celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the civil rights leader’s birthday, will be observed Monday, Jan. 21. King (1929-1968) was a Baptist preacher who became a leader in the American civil rights movement. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech,…

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